BRABUS CLASSIC Few automotive brands maintain their classic status for as long as Mercedes-Benz. Not all Mercs are kept as well as they should be, however, and inevitably will require some restoration during its lifetime.
Although originally established as a tuning company specialising in Mercedes cars, Brabus created a specialist classic restoration company and dealer vehicles called Brabus Classic, to give older Mercs a new lease on life.
During the restoration process, between 1,500 and 4,000 working hours (depending on the vehicle) are spent in restoring each classic Mercedes to pristine condition. Using their extensive expertise, gained from their long-standing relationship with Mercedes-Benz, many new parts, and meticulous attention to detail, Brabus Classic reinvigorates vintage vehicles that roll into the workshop with new-car character.
Dubbed the Brabus Classic ‘6-star’ restoration process, Brabus Classic bases their restoration philosophy on the principle of reusing as many original parts as possible, only discarding those components that cannot be saved.
The restoration process begins by disassembling the base car in the Brabus Classic. In this process, all parts are inspected and catalogued, unserviceable components are discarded, and others, which are suitable for reconditioning, are restored to mint condition.
The body shell is then completely stripped of paint, reconditioned by experienced master bodywork specialists, and given a catalytic dip primer coating. The scope of the restoration also comprises corrosion protection using cutting-edge technology to protect the paint as well as a perfect paint job in the original colour.
After work in the various departments is completed, the classic Mercedes car is reassembled with utmost precision. It is understood that, during the process, not only all mechanical wear parts but also all seals and gaskets are replaced, before being delivered to the customer.